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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.

Its the best in VJ but its kinda hot right now. I'll leave it for a while and hopefully it cools down. I'll be in Philipines in a few weeks and hopefully my wife will be back with me to the States so its not like we wont be busy the next few weeks. he he

And you're right about the Sheriff. Im not even on K1 but I read his K1 guide and it helped even those of us who are on CR1 tremendously.

Peace everyone!!

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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.

Very well said... I think our section is the only part of VJ with no history of CLOSED topics due to violations and I've been proud for that matter.

But honestly, I am missing our little community where everyone's respectful, helpful and grateful. I am one of the old members (well, not so old but I have been here before the Phil Forum was created) and I have seen the difference between "our days" than today. No offense meant to others... :whistle:

--Mae

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N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.

Very well said... I think our section is the only part of VJ with no history of CLOSED topics due to violations and I've been proud for that matter.

But honestly, I am missing our little community where everyone's respectful, helpful and grateful. I am one of the old members (well, not so old but I have been here before the Phil Forum was created) and I have seen the difference between "our days" than today. No offense meant to others... :whistle:

--Mae

The reason this forum is so good is because of the willingness of the people to help. There isn't another place available to get real time updates. The success of the Philippines forum is directly related to all of the people here being able to get along. When some "newbie" comes here they may not know, but when they post things that hurts one of us, it hurts all of us. Yes, a little respect, and alot of cooperation!!!

I really do not care if you flame me. I, do care if you come here and make it where anyone will not want to help because of what other people have posted. So IF YOU CAN'T BE A PART OF US, GO AWAY.

j&J :yes:

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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ.

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06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.

Very well said... I think our section is the only part of VJ with no history of CLOSED topics due to violations and I've been proud for that matter.

But honestly, I am missing our little community where everyone's respectful, helpful and grateful. I am one of the old members (well, not so old but I have been here before the Phil Forum was created) and I have seen the difference between "our days" than today. No offense meant to others... :whistle:

--Mae

The reason this forum is so good is because of the willingness of the people to help. There isn't another place available to get real time updates. The success of the Philippines forum is directly related to all of the people here being able to get along. When some "newbie" comes here they may not know, but when they post things that hurts one of us, it hurts all of us. Yes, a little respect, and alot of cooperation!!!

I really do not care if you flame me. I, do care if you come here and make it where anyone will not want to help because of what other people have posted. So IF YOU CAN'T BE A PART OF US, GO AWAY.

j&J :yes:

thats what i thought sometimes... part of me want to stay just coz i love this forum and its been a part of me too as we went thru our visa process... and dont get me wrong, i love being here also just coz its fun, and meet with a lot of people sharing different stories and experiences... but as everyday goes by its just starting to change. im not sure if its me or its just the time that is evolving to another perspective... people come and go especially if one is here in the US already... although im so proud of those people who stayed and still helping others...we all have different lives and i truly respect and totally understand why some people cant be here in the forum anymore (busy, family, career etc). i might be one of them someday lol... but for now i wana stay and i wana keep this forum alive and full of respect, i hate to leave this forum for a negative reason. sometimes i couldnt relate anymore to the point of backing out (im sure im not alone),and would no longer post as often as they/we used to... fun is COOL! its FOWSHOW (for sure)!

God bless you all!!!

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4/16/2010- signed and delivered

4/29/2010- check cleared

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Very well said... I think our section is the only part of VJ with no history of CLOSED topics due to violations and I've been proud for that matter.

I'll take that above remarks back... I just saw one topic that got closed although - according to Captain - it's only temporary...


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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The Philippines Forum is successful because of the helpful members, who are sharing their knowledge, and experiences, while always maintaining a positive attitude, like "Roy & Yazi" !!!! :thumbs:

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Thanks all for the comments. :thumbs: The Philippines has a strong sense of family values.

. The family is the centre of the social structure and includes the nuclear family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and honorary relations such as godparents, sponsors, and close family friends.

. People get strength and stability from their family. As such, many children have several godparents....

I'd think the same feeling can exist here in the Forum. we can have our disagreements, but be respectful of each other. It isn't about taking sides, but working together for all our common goal, being together with our SO's for a lifetime.

wishing everyone a lifetime of happiness... :thumbs:


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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:thumbs: Mabuhay! :thumbs:

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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.

mabuhay philippine forum :thumbs::thumbs: members are helpful and the willingness to answer all your quiries the best they can.....ty to all :dance:


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In spite of some recent events, I feel the Philippine Forum is the best in VJ. I've been around since before there was a Philippine Forum. The only place we had to call our own was the Manila Embassy Interview Thread in the Foreign Embassy Forum. I think it was the success of the Manila Embassy Interview Thread that contributed to the creation of the Philippines Forum.

Since it's creation, countless members have shared their advise and experiences. we are forunate to have The Guide created by the Sheriff.

I just wanted to a big :thumbs: to all the members, past and present, whose contributions have made this such a successful Forum.

mabuhay philippine forum :thumbs::thumbs: members are helpful and the willingness to answer all your quiries the best they can.....ty to all :dance:

That's the real essence of being a filipino. Hospitable, friendly & generous. I am proud to be a FILIPINA!


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01/29/2008 : NOA1

05/07/2008 : NOA2 (Approved)

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05/26/2008 : NVC Generates AOS & IV Bill

06/02/2008 : Online Payment AOS & IV Bill

06/04/2008 : Printed I-864; DS-230 & Barcoded coversheet

06/12/2008 : Sent I-864 & DS-230 Packets to NVC via USPS (overnight)

06/13/2008 : NVC received the Packets

06/16/2008 : NVC entered the I-864 & DS-230 into the system

06/19/2008 : CR2 Case Completed while CR1 got RFE DS-230 #2 & #20

06/26/2008 : Sent the corrected RFE DS-230 to NVC via USPS (overnight)

06/27/2008 : NVC received the RFE DS-230 corrections

07/03/2008 : CASE COMPLETED!!!

USEM

08/13/2008 : Medical Exam PASSED!!! (Aug. 13, 14 & 15)

08/14/2008 : Received the hardcopy of the NVC Appointment Date

09/10/2008 : Interview PASSED! (Pink & White Slip due to DV)

09/26/2008 : Visa Received

10/12/2008 : Arrived to USA!!!

USA

10/12/2008 : POE Detroit

10/20/2008 : Received SSN

11/14/2008 : Received The Welcome Notice from Homeland (USCIS)

11/19/2008 : Received Green Card (11/30 got from old address mailbox)

ROC

09/03/2010 : Packet sent to USCIS

09/03/2010 : Received by USCIS

Matthew 6:34

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

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